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Monday, 5 November 2012

Sheung Wan Wandering

Yesterday was a perfect Hong Kong Sunday - warm and sunny with blue skies and hardly any humidity - an amazing day for a little wander around my favourite Hong Kong neighbourhood, Sheung Wan.

Home to quirky little boutiques and sweet cafes, Sheung Wan has the character and edge that a lot of the surrounding areas lack.    

We started off by popping into brand new Australian boutique Sambag to try on the winter boots that I'd eyed up at the launch last Thursday. After ordering a pair of boots in (none in my size at the mo) and drooling over some seriously bling bib necklaces, we moved on for a little window shopping in the furniture shops around the corner. 





A quick visit to Secret Ingredient HQ to have a nose at next weeks' recipes and then we decided it was time for a little tea pitstop. 


Tucked away on Tai Ping Shan Street, teakha's sunny courtyard is the perfect spot to while away a lazy Sunday afternoon with a cup of tea and something sweet and a little bit naughty. 


Having generally swerved alcohol, carbs and sugar all week, yesterday was my treat day, so I tucked into a slice of scrumptious banana and caramel bread while leafing through HK Magazine and soaking up the afternoon rays.


Teacup drained and every last crumb of banana bread hoovered, we headed off on a leisurely wander around a couple of shops to work off a few calories.




As the sun began to dip, we headed back up the hill via Il Bel Paese, a great little Italian deli, to pick up a couple of bits and bobs, then home to collapse on the sofa with a yummy, healthy dinner and a Downton Abbey catch-up session.

Sunday's don't get much better!

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